Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey (1)

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X:1 T:Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:Nathaniel Gow B:Gow - 3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, 3rd ed., p.19 (orig. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G c|{B/c/}d>cBG AcTB>c|{B/c/}d>cBG EAFD|{B/c/}d>cBG Ac Bc/d/|ecAF TG2G:|| d|g/f/g/a/ gd Bgdg|{a}gf/e/ Tf>g aAAf|(g/f/g/a/) gd BgdB|e>cAF {F}G2 G,d| g/f/g/a/ gd Bgdg|{a}gf/e/ Tf>g aAAf|gdbf gdec|BdDF G/F/G/A/ B/A/B/c/||



LADY CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL'S STRATHSPEY [1]. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Balmoral, Glen, Gow, Hunter, Lowe): AABB' (Athole, Kerr). One of the 197 compositions claimed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), and one that "shows Nathaniel at his best" (Emmerson, 1971). Collector John Glen (1895) agrees, listing it among those of Gow's "exceedingly good melodies." See note for "Lady Charlotte Campbell's Reel (2)" for more on person of title.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796, No. 154, p. 58. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 87. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 166, p. 66. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 2), 1891; p. 16. Gow (3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1792; p. 19 (3rd ed.). Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 79. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 106, p. 14. J. Kenyon Lees (Balmoral Reel Book), c. 1910; p. 5. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 1), 1844–1845; p. 11. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 173. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 30-31.

Recorded sources : - Philo FI 2018, "Jean Carignan Plays the Music of Coleman, Morrison & Skinner." "The Caledonian Companion" (1975). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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